(January 12, 2016) – In a report published today, U.S. News & World Report ranks Armstrong one of the top universities in Georgia and #53 in the nation on the 2016 list of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs.
“We are honored to be recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s leaders in online graduate education,” says Dean of the College of Education Dr. Janet Buckenmeyer. “Our faculty is doing a great job creating and delivering online graduate courses that engage and challenge our students. We feel very good about the ranking and that we are recognized by peers across the country for the quality of our graduate education programs.”
Armstrong offers Master of Education degree programs in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Reading Specialist Education, Adult Education and Special Education. Armstrong also offers Master of Arts in Teaching degree programs with initial certification in Early Childhood Education, Special Education and Secondary Education.
U.S. News ranked universities based on five general categories, including student engagement, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training and peer reputation.
“U.S. News believes that the Best Online Programs rankings and data are the most comprehensive available to prospective students,” the report states. “While other publications that rate online programs either do not use any data or rely on institutional data from the federal government, U.S. News offers prospective students an analytically rigorous assessment based on data specific to schools' distance education degree programs.”
Following the publication of the Best Online Programs on usnews.com in January, highlights of the rankings will later be included in the “Best Graduate Schools 2017” and “Best Colleges 2017” guidebooks.